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We are offering YOU a very special offer on Monday, December 2nd. From 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. we are taking 25% off of our calendar price. This calendar features the ladies of FLUX and their love of climbing, whitewater kayaking, kite boarding, skiing and snowboarding. Not only are you getting some great shots of these women in action, but you will also be inspired by their personal quotes on each of the photos. These quotes have empowered them to be who they are today. Our hope is that they inspire you, too!
Regular price: $19.99
Cyber Monday Special: $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping
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PLUS . . . For every order you will get your name in a drawing for a FREE FLUX headband and a FREE FLUX sticker.
What do you possibly get for that lady shredder? Whether the shred queen is a friend, family member, girlfriend, wife or mom . . . what do you get someone who plays hard?
The FLUX ladies put their heads together to organize “The Perfect Christmas List for the adventurous gal”. Here’s what we came up with:
1. FLUX gifts – Take us along on your adventures through 2014!!!!!
Headwear: Beanies, Headbands - $15-30
2014 FLUX Inspirational Calendar - $19.99 These calendars include all the ladies of FLUX doing what they live to do. Plus, you get an inspirational quote on each calendar month, picked by the athlete, which motivates them to keep pushing.
* With any purchase now through December 23rd you will get a FREE FLUX sticker. 10% of all proceeds in 2014 will go to an organization that supports women/girls to be outside (this organization will be voted on in Dec. 2013).
2. Jati Onepiece Suit from Colorado Kayak Supply – This is the PERFECT before and after sport attire. I’d pretty much wear this thing anywhere. Comfy for camping, lounging around the house, waiting for your shuttle ride . . . ANYWHERE! This is definitely on my Christmas list for this year (we’ll see if I get one). My color of choice would be the Cotton Candy. $109
3. Mary Kay – Sounds silly, but honestly your lady shredder wants to feel like a lady, too! Sometimes, doing our hair, make-up, nails and putting on heels is exactly what we want after charging hard. One of my favorites are the Vanilla Sugar Satin Hands and lip gloss. Satin hands and shiny lips . . . YES PLEASE! Between $14 – 34
4. Joshua Tree Skin Care – Give your lady shredder some relief from the elements. From salve that heals cracked lips and finger splits overnight to Recovery lotion loaded with Arnica to soothe aching muscles after a long day, to Face-sticks (Sun stick, Winter stick-SPF), and Lip-sticks (Ginger bread, Lavender, Mountain Mint, etc), JTree has your lady covered with essential Skin Care products. All products are organic. Remember we’re tough, but we also want to be feminine. Various prices.
5. Mittens - Keep your lady’s hands warm and cozy with a new pair of crochet gloves, fingerless mittens, or convertible mittens- you can’t go wrong! Match her wardrobe or go fun and bright! One of our favorites is Etsy. $30-40
6. Puffy Coat – Here, you will be spending a few bucks. However, your lady will look great, be warm, happy, and provide cushion when she snuggles up to you. Every hug you get will feel awesome! There are tons of brands out there, just pick one that you find in her favorite color. $100- 250
7. Skhoop Skirts – Down skirts for every lady who wants to play outside in the Winter. Not only do they keep your butt warm but they are very functional with zippers up the sides so you can move and really cute too! Use it climbing a mountain, skiing, or running around town. “It’s like keeping a blanket wrapped around you all day.” $70-200
8. Women’s Adventure Magazine – Adventures, health, gear, contests, gift guides, etc can be found in every issue of WAM. Get your female shredder a subscription to one of the top magazines that inspire and motivate . . . Every lady loves to indulge in a good read that might give them ideas for their next adventure. $16 for a year
9. Warm winter hats – Every lady who enjoys being outdoors LOVES cool, stylish, warm hats. Your adventurous lady loves wearing hats because that means not having to do their hair AND loves a variety of hats so she can wear one for every occasion. So, besides the FLUX headwear, we love Stache EightySix and Coal hats. Get her a hat for every day of the week. $20-60
10. Midland XTC Action Camera - EVERYONE loves to see themselves on the screen. Buy your shredder a ‘point of view’ camera so she can record all of her action. Who doesn’t like to be a star? The FLUX athletes all use the Midland Action Camera for their climbing, kayaking, kite boarding, skiing, snowboarding, mt biking and surfing adventures. Comes with a variety of mounts. $99 – 219
Happy Holidays from FLUX
We are excited to be able to offer some great merchandise!!!!!
Our FLUX products are made with love. Whether you are shredding, biking, walking downtown or whatever it is that you do, we want FLUX to be a part.
EVERY PURCHASE THROUGH DECEMBER RECEIVES A FREE FLUX LOGO STICKER!!!!
Our stickers come in a variety of sizes that fit perfectly on gear or your vehicle; our headwear is designed to be functional and of course funky and stylish; and, the calendars are a way to share the year with each and every one of you.
The sale of these products support the FLUX athletes in their projects, clinics, motivational speaking and more. A percentage of our proceeds will be donated to the charity of choice (decided by YOU), which will be voted on this December for the 2014 calendar year.
We are currently taking nominations through November on charities or organizations to be a part of in 2014. Please email any nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FLUX has joined efforts with “Stache EighySix” out of Vancouver, WA to bring you some rad looking product for the cooler temperatures coming our way. “Stache EightySix” is a fellow shredder who mixes functionality for athletes with a high style and radness factor that everyone will enjoy.
We have come out with a few style options for you: a headband and three styles of beanies. Please visit this page for detailed information on FLUX headwear.
We want our FLUX mission to be a part of your life. Whether it’s on the slopes, building a snowman with the family, climbing or just getting off the river ~ FLUX wants to be there with you. Plus, a percentage of proceeds will go to a charity of choice in 2014 (which will be voted on in January). So support FLUX, support women/girls in the outdoors all while keeping yourself toastie and rad-looking.
We caught up with the FLUX ladies and asked them what their exercise of choice is to stay strong and injury-free through their sport. Some of the gals head to the gym, while a few go ‘all naturale’ and stay outdoors.
At any rate, cross-training and strength and flexibility training are important for all of these athletes. But here are a few of their favorites.
Megan (Ski/Kayak) ~ Cross training
“I don’t go to the gym. Or do gym style exercise…
Cross training is my style of exercise. My favorites are Yoga and Biking. Reasons: Biking builds my leg strength while being great therapy for my knees. Preventing knee injury. My daily yoga practice is always different but always is mental cleansing so I am able to focus on what I need and my breathing. Proper breathing technique is how I am able to endure the climbs to the lines I ski.”
“I like squats because my legs are my strength and I want to keep it that way (plus, it sure helps feeling good about my derriere!) and I mostly did squats recently due to my injury, being pretty much the only exercise I could do. Kiting uses the leg muscles a lot so I want to be ready to get back on my board!
But in general, I rarely do an actual workout. Just like Megan, I prefer cross training and just play outside then “working out”. Running is my go-to because it’s so easy to put on a pair of shoes and go anytime, anywhere. Mountain biking comes next, but if I’m near the water I’d definitely go for a wake-board session or paddle out for a surf!
Lana (Snowboard/Kayak) ~ Yoga
“I do a lot of weighted balance exercises… yoga poses, but with very light weight.”
Heidi Jo (Snowboard/Kayak) ~ Pull-ups and Squats
“There is some variation of each of these in nearly every work out I do!”
Kim (Ski/Kayak/Bike) ~ Pull-ups
“Pull-ups build power and strength. They hit the lats hard!”
Almine (Climb) ~ Thrusters
“They say “the best training for climbing is climbing.” While that’s accurate, realistically, you do have to have a good deal of balance, upper AND lower body strength to be any good at it. I’m all about the word “efficiency.” Therefore, I like exercises that work my entire body at once. People concentrate on upper body exercises for climbing more (pull-ups, push-ups, etc.). While I’m not going to say that’s “wrong,” I will say its misleading. Your arms are weaker than your legs. Your arms will fail before your legs do. I place a great emphasis on strong legs in my climbing.
They say “climb like a girl,” because women compensate for their lack of upper body strength by excellent footwork. I work on both…upper body strength, but still place great emphasis on strong legs that can balance on the edge of a dime.
“Thrusters” are my favorite full body exercise. They will build strong legs for climbing moves such as “mantles,” “heel hooks” & “knee bars.” There is no part of the body that is not worked with “Thrusters.” You can’t beat them. You will get strong arms, legs & a strong core. I LOVE them.”
Heather (Kayak) ~ Power lifting
I can’t pick just ONE exercise, but I sure can pick a type of exercise that has benefited my athletic performance significantly. My two favorite power lifting movements are cleans and presses. These two lifts build POWER in both the upper and lower body. Training with that “pop” and “power” behind my movement, transitions into more powerful actions and movement in sport.
One is no better than the other . . . pick what works for you. Do you enjoy the gym? Do you enjoy staying outside? The key thing to remember is that it’s important to add variety to your workouts. Do an activity that builds endurance, do another activity that builds strength and power and finish off with some good ‘ole fashioned flexibility training. This will keep you going strong in your sport, avoiding injury and making you a better athlete!
Disclaimer: These exercises and styles of training don’t work for everyone. Please see your doctor or professional coach/trainer before you explore any new type of training.
What’s the #1 thing YOU always make sure you have with you before you head out to play? Well, we asked the FLUX gals what their favorite, non-gear item is that they make sure they NEVER leave home without.
Dominique ~ IPHONE!!!!! I don’t really want to be that girl… but I am I guess, haha! Either if it is to call friends to see where the wind is good, check the wind conditions where I’m going to choose the best spot, to check the radar to make sure no gnarly storm is coming or to snap a photo of a beautiful spot, my iphone comes in super handy and this way I have more chances to get the best session possible in the conditions I’m handed!
Kim ~ I can’t leave home without my Smith Optics Shoreline sunglasses: keep my eyes happy, and gives me extra style points. And my all natural, Joshua Tree Sunstick- sunscreen on the go to protect my skin- easy to apply, very waterproof, and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy.
Megan ~ What I don’t leave without… my 800-fill Mammut puffy jacket is my life saver!! It’s always in my pack whether I am going on a day tour or spending a week in the backcountry. You never know what kind of weather conditions, group dynamics and unexpected situations you are going to run into while in the backcountry, especially in Alaska. It keeps me warm, even to survive in -40 conditions. Which unfortunately I have tested more than a few times now.
Heather ~ You can always find my Level Six hat and my Midland Action Camera somewhere in my vehicle. That way I will never leave home without them. I tend to always walk away from a good day of play with some pretty wild & crazy hairdo’s, so to keep me feeling stylish and “really, really good lookin’”, I just throw on a hat. As far as the Midland XTC action camera . . . it never fails, the day(s) that I don’t have one with are either my ‘best lines’ or my ‘biggest crashes’. So, I make sure the camera never leaves the car . . . I even just charge it in the car on my way to my next adventure.
Heidi ~ I never leave home with out a trucker hat or a colorful beanie. Depending on the season. I feel naked if i don’t have something on my head and it throws my entire routine off. That way my helmet hair is under control and my ears are covered.
Lana ~ Sunglasses & Lotion are two of the things I never leave home without. I love wearing my sunglasses on and off the slopes and water. Lotion just makes sense . . . I’m in elements that are harsh on the skin. I want nice, soft skin . . . so, lotion goes with me everywhere.
Almine~ I don’t leave home without “VERTRA” sunscreen. Used by the top pro surfers in the world. UBER sun protection…paraben-free. And to be fueled for my sport, I choose POCKETFUEL. The Chocolate Espresso is my favorite flavor. It gives me a little caffeine *kick* along with the healthy fat to sustain my energy level for a long period of time.
Just like my fellow Flux athletes, I know that injuries are part of the game when you do a sport, especially when it is a higher risk sport. Fortunately, I had never been seriously injured. A lot of close calls, but nothing serious until 3 weeks ago: I went kiteboarding in a new spot in Quebec and I was really happy to go ride and discover that the conditions can also be good back in my homeland. Just to put you in situation: I was living in one of the top places for kiteboarding and was traveling for the last 4-5 years, and I was forced to move back to Canada when my work permit got denied in the spring. Needless to say I was pretty discouraged, and it was a hard mentally as well, but I tried my best to discover the good riding spots around Montreal, my new home.
I was getting to a point where things started to be motivating again. I went riding and had good sessions wakeboarding at the cable, and even a really good kiting day. Back to three weeks ago, where I was riding in a new spot, half way between Montreal and Ottawa… and where a new challenge awaited me.
I knew it was shallow everywhere. I was actually being very careful and very conservative: I didn’t want to try new tricks in knee to thigh deep water! Unfortunately, there was a sand bank I didn’t see and that took me very much by surprise… The physics of it are simple: when a body travels at good speed, if a part (let’s say, the feet and board) of that same body comes to an abrupt stop due to an encounter with a damp patch of sand, the rest keeps its momentum but takes a different path. In this case, it was shoulder to sand, followed by a few tumbles and summersaults.
A big “crack” noise later, I find myself lying on my stomach, whining and holding my shoulder. The thing is, when you are a big chicken like me (please refer to http://fluxwater.com/2012/11/30/a-different-way/), after a crash, the first thing you have to do is ask yourself: ok, does it REALLY hurt, or were you just scared?
In this case, I gave myself the right to cry and to wait for help. After nearly passing out many times from the pain, I managed to walk back to where an ambulance was going to pick me up. By the way, I cannot thank Brian Smith enough for all the help and support he gave me in this adventure!
Diagnostic: broken collarbone, with a 5 cm (2 in.) overlap.
Now begins the fun part. This was three weeks ago and one of the most challenging things has been not to be able to work out. Not at all, for 2 weeks, aside for doing squats. In the last week, I was able to do small 20 min on my bike, set up indoors on a roller. And squats, many many squats! I have to admit, I cried of joy the first time I got off my bike. Seriously!
Slowing yourself down is extremely difficult: when you are an athlete and you find yourself not being able to walk for more than 15 minutes at the time, it’s a big hit on the mind and learning to deal with it is quite the challenge! I guess it teaches me to really stop sometimes, as I often have to lay on my back on the floor to relax my shoulder’s muscles. But for now, I believe the recovery is going well, and I keep trying to find ways to move more and more every day. Hopefully my season isn’t completely done and I will be able to enjoy the fall season in Quebec!
See you out there,